NFA can’t deliver imported rice to local market due to heavy rains
The National Food Authority (NFA) said that while imported rice from Vietnam and Thailand already started arriving last week, some of it cannot be unloaded due to heavy rains at the ports.
“As soon as the weather becomes a little better, the stocks will be immediately brought to NFA warehouses and immediate dispersal will follow,” NFA administrator Jason Aquino said.
“I have instructed all NFA field directors and managers to immediately distribute the stocks as soon as possible to give immediate relief to our poor countrymen, particularly those belonging to the marginalized sector, and help bring down rice prices,” he added.
He then explained that the depletion of NFA rice was not a result of NFA’s inefficiency or the incompetence of its officials.